Chios Mastic Gum is a 100% Greek product, and as such is registered by the European Union as PDO (PGI) name. It is only produced on the island of Chios, in the Aegean Sea, and especially in the Southern part in the Mastic villages or the so-called 'Mastichohoria'. Even though people have tried to take mastic to different countries in the past, amazingly enough, mastic is impossible to grow in any other part of the world except Chios.
Today it is shown that mastic gum can be used to lower cholesterol, help prevent ulcers and ease blood pressure.
Mastic is also used for Greek delicacies (ipovrixio), ice cream (kaimaki), drinks, baked goods, chewing gum, cosmetics such as toothpaste, lotions for the hair and skin and perfumes.
This tin contains medium tears of mastic gum.
The Chios Mastiha 100% natural mastic gum is cleaned using mechanical methods.
Keep out of reach of children.